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Saturday, August 07, 2004

Hindsight is 20/20...

Instapundit links to this justoneminute entry about Kerry and his version of playing nice, which includes blasting Bush for waiting too long to leave the classroom.. Kerry says he would have left immediatly.

I think the most interesting thing is the link to George Stephanopoulos' views on the subject. He raises good points, namely that 1)no other president has ever been seen in front of live TV cameras reacting to such devestating news 2)Clinton's reaction to Somolia was similar, but was behind closed doors and 3)it's easy to say in hindsight what one would do differently, it's harder to actually do that in that situation. Obviously Stephanopoulos is no Bush apologist, and I think his comments are right on the money.

If Kerry were honest with himself and the american people, he would have said that he doesn't know how he would have reacted - that he likes to think that he would have leaped out of the classroom and taken action, but that it's much easier to second guess than to actually be in a position.

I'm not sure what Kerry would have done after leaving the room. I'm not sure anyone could have done anything, especially considering that nobody knew what the hell was going on..

I think Bush's reaction also gives some pause to the "Bush knew" moonbat wing - if he expected it to happen, he would have had a planned reaction.


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